I used to be on here a bunch (about 5 years ago, shoutouts to anyone who remembers me, old name was ebinballer I think…) but for some reason stopped throwing. Well it randomly crossed my mind today and remembered the insane amount of posts I made on this site so instantly decided to come here!
I sold off my most collection so now I’m just looking for some decent ones to buy. I remember I loved my Peak and Madhouse 5150, so use those as a reference point? I do have a pretty good amount to spend, so throw out any and all ideas :D!
Quick edit- Anyone know where I could get a Born Crucial Milk/2%/Cream? It was one I always wanted to get back in the day and would LOVE to get one now.
The best part about the current state of yoyoing is that you can get a decent metal yoyo for <$50 now. The YYF Shutter was just used to win Worlds and costs $45 (less with the current sale) and there are other great budget metals from Duncan, Yoyofficer and others. A little bit higher and you can get any of the One Drop Benchmark series which are amazing for $60. It’s a great way to get into (or back into) throwing.
Yoyofactory makes some great yoyos for even better prices.
Shutter is amazing, and shu-ta is a 7075 slightly tweaked version of the shutter which is also amazing.
YYF also released the horizon, a yoyo made for horizontal play for $45.
The Budget metal market is pretty great right now. I remember when I started playing, a short 2 years ago, you really could barely find metals under $90, and when you could they usually werent that great.
Now the possibilities are endless, with crazily shaped yoyos and 3d printed yoyos coming out.
The shutter is very popular right now. The One drop Benchmark series is also pretty good. If you have money to spend (apparently you do), I would recommend the One drop Valor. If you want to go super high end, get a YYR Draupnir, which is considered the best yoyo around(if you believe in best yoyos however). When it comes down to it, you won’t be disappointed by anything you get nowadays.
Hmm, you seem a bit familiar… Were you one of the homebrew guys back on YYN? Anyway, welcome back! And yea, things have changed quite a bit! Anyway, if your favorite throws were the Madhouse 5150 and Peak, I would check out throws like the 54 and Code 2! Side effects just came out around 5 years ago, so they were a bit more expensive, but you can find the 54 and the Code 2 for around $45 on the BST now! Also take a look at the Anti Yo Bapezilla.2, a bit more expensive, but they rock!
Hey dude… Just got back myself… From what I’ve thrown so far…
Shutter… Fined a bead blasted… You will love it…Albatross reminds me of my first bvm … Yoyofficer has some really impressive budget metals… With that cash you could get 3 different yoyos…
If you like delrins you should definitely give some of the brands like empire sun, views, and yoyojoker a look since they make some great stuff. Yoyojoker even did a metal yoyo with aluminum body but delrin in the catch area which was cool.
Yoyojam also did the quest and revival which were great even though the quest was pretty pricey.
Finally I have to include the Rally even though it’s not delrin but it is machined and performs very well.